Sonja Plummer-Morgan, MLIS Maine Library Association President & VP Pres Elect Association for Rural & Small Libraries Maine Library Association Conference 2010 Social Media Trends & the Library Profession
Idea for Today… The people in the world are acting globally and collaboratively. We as librarians or information specialists need to act with them.
What We Hope to Accomplish… View online social networks as an extension of traditional library services. Place social networks in three categories: communicating, delivering information, and organizing information. Learn a few new tools that may be relevant to you.
“We may sit in our library and yet be in all quarters of the earth.”
According to Ebizma.com (http://www.ebizmba.com/articles/social-networking-websites), here are the most used online social networks… Estimated 550,000,000 unique users each month Estimated 90,500,000 unique users each month Estimated 89,800,000 unique users each month Estimated 50,000,000 unique users each month Estimated 42,000,000 unique users each month
What Are Librarians Doing Online? E-learning, attending conferences and workshops Storing photographs & other documents digitized Rural isolation partially mitigated Answering questions for our patrons Sharing news Recommending, downloading, discussing solutions Finding emerging trends Marketing and promoting Creating and expressing through art
Deep Thoughts… According to the Inquisitr, there are 4.1 BILLION text messages sent every day in the United States. http://www.inquisitr.com/41494/4-1-billion-text-messages-sent-every-day-in-the-us/
"Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers." Socrates, 470 BC-399 BC
Some Other Ways to Socially Network… Goodreads.com, Library Thing, a Nobii, and Shelfari (reader’s advisory) Kiva.org and theLiteracysite.org TeacherTube and Youtube Slideshare and Prezzi Digg (newsy stuff) Photobucket and Flickr Skype (video conferencing) GoogleTalk (instant messenger) MyInfoQuest (texting reference) Second Life
“No problem can be solved from the same consciousness that created it. We must learn to see the world anew.” ~ Albert Einstein Appreciative Inquiry: Where AI, positive change research and organizational leadership connect for world benefit. http://appreciativeinquiry.case.edu/
“We Can Make Any Future That We Can Imagine.” ~Jane McGonigal Jane McGonigal is a world-renowned game designer. She is also a researcher, a future Forecaster, and a very playful human being. Jane is the Director of Games Research & Development at the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto, California. http://www.avantgame.com/bio.htm
“Cut through the management speak, and the key to success is simple: Observe people going about their daily lives, identify unmet needs, and come up with a new product.” ~Dr. Frank Luntz
This Book Is Overdue! How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All By Marilyn Johnson Coming to MLA May 10th, 2010 at 6pm